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Published on April 20th, 2011 | by utokia


Very Chocolate Devil’s food Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate should win an award for like umm just being super delicious and so satisfying!  Top that with the ever so popular cream cheese icing and you have some really delicious cupcakes!!  Since cupcakes are a favorite to bring to school and fundraiser events, I am always looking to bake a delicious cupcake!  Sometimes that means keeping it simple like this very chocolate devil’s food cupcake with whipped cream cheese icing that will not disappoint.  OK, you got me I really just wanted to quench my thirst for some chocolate, so here it is…



1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sea salt
2 sticks unsalted melted butter
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
12 ounce container whipped Philadelphia cream cheese
¾ cup confectionate sugar
2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
colored sugar crystals


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Whisk the boiling water and cocoa powder until smooth, then whisk in milk and pure vanilla
3.  In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, and salt
4.  In an electric mixer beat butter and sugars, then add eggs one at a time, then beat in both flour and cocoa mixtures alternately
5.  With wooden or silicone spatula mix in chocolate chunks
6.  Line cupcake pan with cupcake baking cups
7.  Fill baking cups about 2/3 full and bake 20-25 minutes or until you stick a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean (do not over bake)
8.  Take out of oven and cupcake pan; put cupcakes on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes before icing (should be fully cooled before icing)

1.  Add whipped Philadelphia cream cheese, vanilla and confectionate sugar to a bowl and mix until velvety smooth
2.  Spoon icing into decorating/piping bag with star tip and pipe onto top of cupcake
3.  Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals

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My name is Utokia Langley. I come from a family of great cooks, none of them professional chefs but trust me some of the best flavors came from the kitchens in my family! Flavor has always been a priority with any meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just a snack.

8 Responses to Very Chocolate Devil’s food Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

  1. Vicki says:

    These cupcakes look divine. I might have to try to make them on a raining Sunday afternoon.

    Love it!!!

  2. TrenaElise says:


  3. daigoumee says:

    found your site on today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

  4. Utokia says:

    Thank you. Glad you love the recipes and this blog!

  5. Cathy McK says:

    I am trying your cupcake recipe right now….they are starting to smell yummy! I did have to try to guess how much vanilla went into the cupcake batter though. can you tell me how much was for the batter and how much of the vanilla is for the icing?
    thank you!

    • Utokia says:

      I apologize Cathy it’s one tbsp. for the icing and one for the batter :O) … thanks for visiting!! Visit us often…

      Utokia ~
      Sizzle Sizzle Baby

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